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Government of Canada Building

Government of Canada Building

Part of

People

  • Arthur Erickson Architects, Vancouver (architectural firm)
  • McCarter, Nairne & Partners (associated architectural firm)
  • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

Title

Government of Canada Building

Dates of creation

1978-1979

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • ca. 250 drawings
  • 6 photographs
  • 0.24 l.m. of textual records
  • 1 model

Scope and Content

File documents a project for two steel-truss office buildings of 250,000 square-feet each, raised on 80-foot piers over public facilites and a park (not built), Vancouver, British Columbia.

File contains design development drawings, reference drawings, presentation drawings, photographs, a model, and textual records.

Reference Number

AP022.S2.SS2.1978.D6

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    • Reference Number: ARCH257144
    • Title: Correspondence, miscellaneous information, brochures, site maps, site plans
    • Dates of creation: 1978-1979
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    11 files - correspondence, miscellaneous information, brochures, site maps, site plans, transmittals, calculations, design development, memos, time charges, consultant information, press clippings, project brief system

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 11 files

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.19 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH257567
    • Title: Summary of Design Work
    • Dates of creation: 1978
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 report

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.04 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261542
    • Title: Bound set of presentation drawings (AEA and McCarter Nairne & Partners) - floor plans
    • Dates of creation: September 1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    Bound set of presentation drawings (AEA and McCarter Nairne & Partners) - floor plans, sections, studies, and cover page.

    Quantity / Object type:

    19 drawing(s)

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 54 x 80 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261543
    • Title: ''Traffic Studies and Illustrations'' for Government of Canada Building by Zoltan Kunn, consulting engineers (1977)
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    7 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Diazotypes

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 56 x 87 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261544
    • Title: Site photos of Vancouver
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Black-and-white photographs

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 46 x 60 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261545
    • Title: Sets of design development floor plans and sections
    • Dates of creation: 1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 sets

    Technique and media:

    Diazotypes

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261546
    • Title: Design development floor plans and sections
    • Dates of creation: September 1979
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Blackline prints, graphite on mylar, dry transfer on photoprints

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261865
    • Title: Block 56 topographic plans, schematic plans, sections, building systems, Organization and Reporting Stage 1 design chart
    • Dates of creation: 1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    Block 56 topographic plans, schematic plans, sections, building systems, Organization and Reporting Stage 1 design chart.

    Quantity / Object type:

    23 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Reverse sepia prints

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 60 x 84 cm sheet (largest): 77 x 114 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261866
    • Title: Site plans, land ownership plan, office planning plans, photos of model
    • Dates of creation: 1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    13 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on translucent paper and mylar, photocopies, blackline prints with revisions in ink and dry transfer, diazotypes, negative

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 36 x 22 cm sheet (largest): 89 x 114 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261867
    • Title: Reference material for Block 56, including site plans
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    Reference material for Block 56, including site plans, plans of Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Canadian Post Office Building, CBC Regional Broadcasting Centre, and site photographs.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Blackline prints, diazotypes, sepia prints, negatives

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261868
    • Title: Presentation set and working set - plans, sections, studies
    • Dates of creation: 1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Diazotypes

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261869
    • Title: Site plan studies, section, sunlight study
    • Dates of creation: 1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Blackline prints on mylar, diazotypes with revisions in coloured pencil, sepia prints

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH82147
    • Title: Presentation model
    • Form: models

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 model(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation model

    Technique and media:

    Plexiglas (tm), cardboard and wood

    Dimensions:

    model: 36 x 102 x 89 cm

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    • Reference Number: ARCH260728
    • Title: Government of Canada Building Block 56 Vancouver, program brief design concept
    • Dates of creation: 1978
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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